For the second straight season, the Houston Astros and Boston Red Sox will take it outside in the postseason. And there’s plenty of reasons to think it’s going to work out just as it did last year.
Never have two teams as accomplished as the Houston Astros and the Boston Red Sox met in a league championship series. At least if you go in terms of regular season wins, the only two times that teams with over 103 wins have met has been in a World Series.
Sure, these win total get skewed with how baseball works now, and the number of teams that are at the bottom of a rebuild let’s say, as we’re trying to be nice and turn a new leaf and all that. Whenever the Sox were feeling down and unsure of themselves and/or the world, they could just go and take the Orioles’ lunch money. And both teams could always visit the AL Central if in need of being on the giving end of a swirly.
Still, these are two obscenely talented teams, and it sort of has a feel of the real championship series about it. And yet despite their gaudy win total, it kind of feels like if everything works as it should, it’ll be the Red Sox staring at the lights when it’s over. Just like last year. Let’s look at some reasons why…